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Nikon F system was officially dis-continued in 1974, as with any used models, users support may be of a concern. You may use this site for common support and sharing mutual knowledge or experiences among yourself. I hope this convenience provided can be of useful to all of you who still owned this great piece of manual focus SLR. You may also make use this message board as a guestbook for the camera. Enjoy.

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1. From : Kakaman (
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Date : 02:29 PM Tuesday 09 May, 2006

Site progress update: Along with the Nikon F2/T; Nikon F3H w/MD-4E and others; Some images of my Nikon F Gold uploaded, Enjoy

2. From : Ross (
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Date : 08:41 AM Saturday 06 May, 2006

Hello, I'm looking for a diopter adapter that slips over the old Nikon F prism eyepiece, not the phototomic head. I'm also in search of a +1 and +2 diopter. I have a 65 and 68 F, both good performing cameras. I've had the 68 since it was new and have used it professionally all that time.. Ross

3. From : eidel (
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Date : 09:09 PM Wednesday 19 April, 2006

I have an old Nikon F w/TN finder in black - s/n 7354506. Original screen. Condition, near-mint to mint condition. Lenses: Nikkor-S f 1.4 50mm Nikkor-Q f 2.8 135mm TN illuminator Orignal OEM soft case I'm wondering what this would be worth these days?

4. From : sandeep (
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Date : 05:03 PM Saturday 01 April, 2006

Hi, Please give me the address of the dealers for NIKON in Bangalore. Thanks, sandeep.

5. From : Robert Rienzi (
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Date : 03:10 AM Thursday 30 March, 2006

Hi, I am looking for an F36 cordless battery pack (mint or new). Does anybody have one for sale? Please let me know. Thank you, Robert

6. From : rick (
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Date : 02:42 AM Monday 13 March, 2006

Hi Phil:That's the original coupled meter attachment for the Nikon F, dating way back to the beginning before the Photomic prisms came out. Don't have an idea as to value, but it would certainly be of interest to a Nikon F collector.

7. From : Phil Weaver (
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Date : 07:57 PM Sunday 12 March, 2006

Can anyone tell me what the picture is? I found it in with a bunch of other photo suff in a box lot. tia,pw

8. From : jonathan (
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Date : 02:06 AM Thursday 09 March, 2006

Rick, Thanks for clarifying that. I also visited the FM3A section of this website. Great write-up/explanations of the shutter lock feature and also of the rest of the camera. BTW, I was pleasantly shocked to find that my new Nikkor 50 mm F/1.4 was in fact MIJ (made in Japan!!!!!) and not MIC (China)!!! Call me a snob, I'll accept that, but it just feels like I'm getting more of a genuine Nikkor product when it's made in Japan!!! Anyways, much thanks for all the "tech-support"!!!

9. From : rick (
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Date : 09:09 AM Wednesday 08 March, 2006

Hi Jonathan: That wind lever lock is a Nikon thing, dating back to the original Nikkormats, the first Nikons with meters in them. Originally, folding the lever just shut off the meter, but beginning around the FE, it became a shutter release lock as well. Personally I don't like this at all, but I put up with it in these excellent cameras (I don't have an FM3A, but I have an FM2N).

I don't know of a way to disable this short of surgery (if it was simple I would have done it by now in my 2N). One of the things I like about the Olympus OM1 is its straightforward on/off switch and the absence of a shutter release lock.... but sorry, this is the Nikon board...... :)=

10. From : jonathan (
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Date : 02:06 AM Wednesday 08 March, 2006

Rick, Really enjoying the FM3A with Nikkor 50mm F/1.4 Ai-S. Great to be back with a non-AF SLR. This is actually my first Nikon ever. I've been with the Minolta Maxxum 7000 50mm F/1.7("THE original" mass market AF SLR) since 1987!!! It's been such a long time since I've touched a non-AF SLR, that I had a hard time getting the FM3A to work!. One thing that I noticed, and it took me about 1 hour to figure it out is the shutter button and the film advance lever. With the FM3A, mine at least, the film advance lever needs to be pulled about 1/4 way in order to fully press the shutter button. Is this a "shutter lock" feature to prevent accidental release of the shutter? Or, is my FM3A defective? If this is a built in feature, is there a way to disengage this feature. E.g. make it so that the shutter can be fully pressed with the film advance lever fully closed?

Your advice is greatly appreciated!!!

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